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VRMA Europe 2019 – VRMA Prague

VRMA Prague - VRMA Europe 2019

For the first time, VRMA Europe is heading to Central Europe: It will be held on 17-19 March 2019 at the Grandior Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. I will be going there and I hope to see you too.

VRMA Europe 2019: A great way to get actionable tips for your business

The annual European version of the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) conference offers unmatched business and educational tools to help you deliver superior guest and homeowner experiences. I am a bit biased to say so, as, for the 3rd year in a row, I am a part of the VRMA Europe’s Education Committee which picks the sessions and the speakers.

You’ll discover:

  • Dozens of new educational sessions specifically for holiday rental professionals
  • Opportunities to meet peers and exchange ideas and best practices
  • Insights from supplier/vendors who provide industry-specific products and services to help your business grow

The full educational program is available here: VRMA Europe – Prague sessions.

VRMA Prague: A great way to network

As you can imagine, joining hundreds of other vacation rental and short-term rental managers is a great way to grow your network. There is as much action at the official and unofficial parties at night than at the presentations during the day.

You can meet there people like you, who understand what it is like to run a property management company, to have to improve operations, hire staff, recruit homeowners, manage calendars across Airbnb, Booking and HomeAway, rebuild their own website, etc.

It is also a great occasion to compare notes and get tips on how others are solving the same problems as you have. So, shall I see you at VRMA Europe in Prague this year? ūüôā

Why VRMA in Prague? Because it is not just for vacation rentals anymore!

VRMA has usually been held in Western Europe – in Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, for instance.

Picking Prague to hold the VRMA conference was a brilliant idea. First, fellow VRMA Education Board committee member Eric Bordier from Rentego, a local property management company, has been instrumental in making the event happen in the Czech Republic. At a time when the VRMA was not sure where to go, Eric took on him to make sure that there would indeed be a 2019 edition of the VRMA Europe conference and that it would take on his home turf in Prague.

Second, Prague is a great choice to highlight a sea change: The conference is not just for managers of vacation rentals located by the sea or in the mountains. Urban short-term rentals (e.g. Stay Alfred, Sonder and Domio) are a force to reckon with and are driving on a lot of the bookings on pplatforms like Airbnb and Booking.com.

If you are going to attend VRMA Prague, let’s meet up. Contact me right now to have a chat together, I am curious to hear about you.



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Thibault is the founder of Rental Scale-Up. He owns vacation rentals in St. Barths and Bali. He also leads innovative projects for companies within the vacation rental industry. Feel free to reach out to Thibaut Masson on Linkedin.


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